Posted by RAY on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 5:54pm.
THe population of Anytown in 1960 was 1,576,230. In 1990 the population was 892,560. Find the percent change.
AM REALLY CONFUSED PLEASE HElp

Math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:05pm
1,576,230  892,560 = = 683,670
683,670 / 1,576,230 = 0.433737462 = 43.4% 
Math  RAY, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:10pm
thats a negative 43.4% WHY?

Math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:19pm
The population decreased from over a million to less than a million.

Math  RAY, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:20pm
thanks

Math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:22pm
You're welcome.